Nominal Sets: Names and Symmetry in Computer Science (Cambridge Tracts in Theoretical Computer Science 57)
By: Andrew M. Pitts (author)Hardback
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Nominal sets provide a promising new mathematical analysis of names in formal languages based upon symmetry, with many applications to the syntax and semantics of programming language constructs that involve binding, or localising names. Part I provides an introduction to the basic theory of nominal sets. In Part II, the author surveys some of the applications that have developed in programming language semantics (both operational and denotational), functional programming and logic programming. As the first book to give a detailed account of the theory of nominal sets, it will be welcomed by researchers and graduate students in theoretical computer science.
Andrew Pitts FACM FBCS is Professor of Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Darwin College.
Preface; Introduction; Part I. Theory: 1. Permutation; 2. Support; 3. Freshness; 4. Name abstraction; 5. Orbit finiteness; 6. Equivalents of Nom; Part II. Applications: 7. Inductive and conductive definitions; 8. Nominal algebraic data types; 9. Locally scoped names; 10. Functional programming; 11. Domain theory; 12. Computational logic; References; Notation index; Index.
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